Progress Report

April 2014 Highlights

By the Numbers


Classes and tours given to 380 students by Undergraduate and Community Services librarians, specialists, and students


Items received basic preservation treatments in order to be returned to the circulating collections


Questions answered by faculty and Graduate Services librarians


Items added to K-REx


Meetings and events hosted by Building Services, with 88 events after hours and on weekends (including the Earth Harp concert, Open House, Friends of the Libraries Gala, and Friends of the Libraries Piano Concert)


Questions answered by Hale Library help staff and librarians


Items borrowed from other libraries


Documents delivered from K-State’s collection


Views of 181 published guides


Full-text downloads from New Prairie Press


Items checked out, returned, or renewed at all of the K-State Libraries’ Manhattan locations

113, 711

Individuals came into Hale Library through the 2nd floor public entrance gates

Selected Accomplishments

The Libraries welcomed over 900 visitors during K-State’s Open House. Darchelle Martin coordinated the activities, and over 35 volunteers from the Libraries’ staff and ambassadors participated.

The Friends of the K-State Libraries hosted their gala, “Hale Team,” which had over 180 attendees who celebrated the partnership between the Libraries and Athletics.

Joan and Roy Ruzika were present for the Libraries’ dedication of the K-State First Ladies gallery on the second floor. Joan is the granddaughter of K-State President Francis Farrell.

Livia Olsen, Diana Farmer, Michelle Turvey-Welch and Beth Turtle’s grant proposal, “Digitization of Kansas Youth-in-Agriculture, Agricultural Education, and Rural Life Publications,” to USAIN Project Ceres was funded for $7,172.50.

Beth Turtle, Andy Bennett, and Brian Lindshield’s   “Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative” proposal for 2014/2015 was funded for $30,000 through Student Centered Tuition Enhancement (SCTE) funds. K-State Libraries will commit an additional $10,000 to the initiative. 

Jane Schillie, Cliff Hight, Volodymyr Chumachenko, David Vail and Dave Allen attended the Midwest Archives Conference in Kansas City. Hight presented/moderated a panel discussion, “Part Theory, Part Therapy: Archival Management Lessons from the Trenches,” and K-State Libraries co-sponsored the opening reception held at the American Jazz Museum/Negro League’s Baseball Museum.

Jason Reed and Adriana Gonzalez attended the New Faculty Institute Writing Retreat and were invited to speak about the Libraries.

Tara Coleman facilitated a faculty/staff workshop on how to use the 2014 common book The Ghost Map, presented the book to 100 resident assistants at a Housing and Dining meeting, and facilitated the first campus meeting to help select the 2015 KSBN common book.

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Last updated: 06/19/2014